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Travel Blogs from Muscat
You have to have a sense of humour when travelling OS, and consider the 'other people' who are behind the scenes - this morning we sailed into Muscat in the Gulf of Oman ( which is the capital of Oman?) and a very nice harbour surrounded by sand & rocky cliffs on all sides, at 1pm we boarded a bus tour for the sights over 4 hours, which could have been run by Basil Falty.....
The first ...
... just had a carpet specially made but need someone to fit it for us. Yes, it’s probably at least a 2 man job!! I would be grateful if you could fit it between 8:30 and 11:00 but Friday is usually not a good day!!!’
I spied on a local indigenous type using his mobile phone inside the great prayer hall. What could be so important that he couldn’t wait until he got outside!!
Our next stop took us the 75 mile journey outside Muscat to the ...
... wine we were back in the taxi and heading for old Muscat. Again this driver - didn't get his name - was excellent and we had a private tour seeing areas we wouldn't have visited from a tour bus. We were so close to the Sultans Palace it was fantastic and even got to take photos through the main gate! The palace is the only building I can remember from previous visits and one I always admired.
Back for a wander round the souk and a few ...
... this moment Val was at the cabin putting away some T-shirts she purchased and the lady pointed to Val's chair and said look where is this person, he said she was just there and will be back soon. The pool attendant came back to the lady and said he spoke to his manager and they said she should bring this up with guests relations because they need to hear from guests. One of the new money makers we've noticed is you can pay to have an announcement ...
... People here are very helpful!!
Saleh told us that he was going to be in Muscat with his bikers friends
so we would try to make it to Muscat before it got dark. We almost made it. We
found the hotel adviced by Saleh. Before we checked in we were surrounded by
bikers! From Saudi Arabia and Kuwait!! They had just returned from a bikers
show and showed us the Third price their team won!! Congratulations! Robert got
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed